My mother was adopted.
All the records tightly sealed.
Now all she has are questions,
Like wounds that never healed.
Uplifting Poems from Adopted Children
Adopted children are often referred to as chosen children. People with love to give and none to bestow it upon seek out a child to raise with love. Some parents choose to conceal their child's adoption thinking that it will only cause him pain and a sense of non-belonging. Others choose to tell their chosen child thinking that he will find out anyway. When a child finds out that he is adopted, it may give rise to feelings of confusion and alienation. The important thing to remember is that having parents that love you whether biological or chosen is a tremendous gift.
Poems by Adopted Children
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Growing Up Adopted
My mother was adopted.Featured Shared Story
I understand your plight, my dear, but there are times when it's best not knowing. Briefly I met my mother when I was nearly 14. The following 3 years were the worst years of my life and...
I don't know when it happened.
I don't know when she came,
But she's the one I always knew.
Grandma was her name.Featured Shared Story
This a was beautifully written piece. It "touched me" as the question asked. It also made me think about what my Grandma has been doing for me. This is encouraging, good work.
Adopted Child Misses Mother
To a mother I never knew,
From a son who desperately misses you.
There were so many times I would imagine you,Featured Shared Story
This poem was so heartfelt I was hoping for a happier ending, where the author would have found his mama and known what it was to have her loving arms around him. But now he has a son of his...
My Dearest Sister,
This journey has been long.
This experience like a favorite song.
Dreams realized and not abandoned, ...Featured Shared Story
After fostering and then adopting my dear little sister for three years, I am now 13 and my older sister 15. The little one welcomed into our family from adoption is 5. Fostering children had...
Giving Up Children For Adoption
For my children
I remember my pregnancy with you
I fell in love with your every move, and with the sound of your beating heart....Featured Shared Story
I also gave my 5-year-old daughter up for adoption to a member of my deceased husband's family! I only saw her a few times after, and it broke my heart the times when I did get to see her!...
Poem About Searching For Birth Mother
They said she was on drugs and I was only a child;
They said 'go on with my life, have fun for a while'...
But what they didn't understand is where their hearts wouldn't go
Is the love that existed, and what I did know......Featured Shared Story
This poem was amazing. It made me think that there is still a chance for me to find my birth mom. I was just a baby when she left. And even though I was born in Russia, there is still that...
A Mother's Love
Loving and gracious the
Women I've never met.
She made a difficult decision and
She will debate that decision for the...Featured Shared Story
I was given up for adoption and have 3 children of my own. It's easy for some women to say they would NEVER give up a child - I would love to say I'm one of those women. The reality...
It Was Nothing But A Mistake
I don't understand why you chose him over me
I was there, or could you just not see.
I would have done everything right,
But instead you chose him, and to stay and fight.Featured Shared Story
Hi Rachel. I could feel the pain within your poem. Truthfully I understand what you are feeling & what you are going through. I was abandoned by my birth parents as well and with all the...
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